Saturday, April 2, 2011


Good morning folks! Today is an exciting day over at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge Blog...please join the Krafty Girls in extending a VERY warm welcome to our April Krafty Guests!!! As most of you know, Kimmie held a contest for a guest designer spot in April. Well, upon receiving such amazing submissions, she decided to have not one, but FIVE guests!! The five lovely ladies joining us as Guest Krafty Girls are:

Amanda, Deborah, Jenny, Krista and Tanjii!

Congrats ladies! A big shout out as well to each and every stamper who entered Kimmie's contest. I know that it was not an easy descision, as EVERYBODY submitted such fantastic work. :)

Ok, our lovely hostess for the first challenge in April is Donna Wardle...I always drool over Donna's work. Not only is her colouring gorgeous, but she has such a fantastic style as well. Donna's challenge is to use "Stripes" on your project.

Well, it just so happens that I had yet to ink up "Stripes The Zebra" perfect is he for this challenge?? The striped design paper is from Prima. The "Just Wanted to Say Hello" sentiment is from the Everyday Sentiments set...this is a fantastic set to have in your stamp collection. It includes a ton of sentiments to suit so many different occasions. I stamped the sentiment on white cardstock and then applied some Antique Linen Distress Ink, as the white cardstock would have been too stark against the design papers. The sentiment was then mounted on a Spellbinders Ribbon Tag.

I stamped Stripes on Neenah paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured him with Copic markers. I added in just a little extra shading with my Conte Crayons and a paper blending stump. The sky was created with a handcut cloud template, a make-up sponge and Memento Ink in Summer Sky. Stardust Stickles were applied to the butterfly wings.

Copics: Stripes: E50, E53, E57, C9, C5 C3, C1, C00 Butterfly: RV000, RV10, R83, YG11, BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG09, E25, E29, E50 Grass: YG00, YG03, YG63, YG67, G21, G95, G99

Wanna play along? You could win yourself the stamp Donna used on her stunning card this week. Just make sure to include a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp on your can go shopping HERE. Make sure to stop by the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp Challenge Blog to check out all the beautiful projects by the Krafty Girls and our Krafty Guests. (just click on the links to visit their individual blogs to leave them some love!!)

Just many of you "locals" are heading to Scrapfest in Kitchener next weekend?? Well, if you are planning to attend, make sure to stop by the Kraftin' Kimmie Booth (#220)! You can stock up on your Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, meet Kimmie and spend some time hanging out with all of us in the booth! Several of the Krafty Girls will be there doing colouring demos throughout the day. We look forward to meeting everybody attending! Make sure to stash some cash into your wallets, as Kimmie's booth will be CASH ONLY!!

Thanks so much for taking the time to pop in for a wee visit! I'll be back on Monday with a very special post for a very special cause. I hope to see you then. :)



Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "Stripes the Zebra" and "Everyday Sentiments" Paper: Neenah, Bazzill, Prima Ink: Copics, Memento Embellishments: Stitching, Stardust Stickles, buttons Tools: Spellbinders Ribbon Tag Trio


Amanda R said...

Melanie, stunning as always and I can't stop staring at the grass! Just knocks my socks off! Lovely job, wish I could join you guys next week but maybe next time!

Anonymous said...

Hey there Melanie,.......could Stipes look any cuter? Awesome as always girl, are still my Copic Hero! Have a great weekend! :) Tracy

Stampvanwinkle said...

AWWWWWW, I love this image. It is just adorable. You've done a wonderful job with this Melanie. So Cute.

Hugs and Blessings,

ellabella said...

Another stunning creation. Delightful image!

Jenny said...

Melanie- your colouring literally knocks me on my butt!!! You are AMAZING girl!!!! The zebra is soooo perfect for the 'stripe' challenge and you rocked it!!

Crissy Armstrong said...

Super awesome Melanie. Gosh you're good girl!! I love it! Great work on the shading as always. Beautiful grass and sky too!

Donna said...

Huh!! I was going to use stripes for this challenge too Mel!! I think he is perfect....Lucky I didn't mine would have pailed in comparison to your gorgeous creation!! Beautiful work honey!!

Tracey said...

I love your card Melanie! Fabulous!! See you at ScrapFest!